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Topic # 62926 17-Jun-2010 07:01
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With Apple up to its old tricks again of never producing enough product for a launch with the added benefit of bragging rights 'oh we have run our of stock,demand is through the roof!' etc.

I wouldnt be surprised if (and this is only if they manage to hold true to the July date for the NZ launch) we see such limited numbers arrive on our shores that Vodafone will be changing their Iphone4 landing page to 'Check back soon for when we have more stock!'


On a side note whos going to be the first Geekzone member to have one in their hands here?
Anyone returning from the UK or US on the 24th?

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  Reply # 342539 17-Jun-2010 09:02
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webup: With Apple up to its old tricks again of never producing enough product for a launch with the added benefit of bragging rights 'oh we have run our of stock,demand is through the roof!' etc.

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600,000 pre-ordered on a day is pretty impressive by any measure. I don't believe any company would have anticipated such demand.

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  Reply # 342542 17-Jun-2010 09:07
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Just how many were they supposed to have available before launching?
600,000 in the first day was unexpected by most commentators..

typing too slow :)

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  Reply # 343205 19-Jun-2010 09:09
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webup: With Apple up to its old tricks again of never producing enough product for a launch with the added benefit of bragging rights 'oh we have run our of stock,demand is through the roof!' etc.

I wouldnt be surprised if (and this is only if they manage to hold true to the July date for the NZ launch) we see such limited numbers arrive on our shores that Vodafone will be changing their Iphone4 landing page to 'Check back soon for when we have more stock!'


On a side note whos going to be the first Geekzone member to have one in their hands here?
Anyone returning from the UK or US on the 24th?


I think the trick is getting everyone to believe that stock is limited.
On overseas forums there are always people who had to opt for the "2nd-tier" (or slightly later delivery date) of preorders and it seems they're usually pleasantly surprised when their iPad or iPhone arrives earlier than expected.
It's all skillful PR and smoke and mirrors to keep people on the edge of their seats!

:)

:IMHO

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  Reply # 343295 19-Jun-2010 19:07
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webup: With Apple up to its old tricks again of never producing enough product for a launch with the added benefit of bragging rights 'oh we have run our of stock,demand is through the roof!' etc.

I wouldnt be surprised if (and this is only if they manage to hold true to the July date for the NZ launch) we see such limited numbers arrive on our shores that Vodafone will be changing their Iphone4 landing page to 'Check back soon for when we have more stock!'


On a side note whos going to be the first Geekzone member to have one in their hands here?
Anyone returning from the UK or US on the 24th?


I think by now Apple would of announced a delayed release date... Oh well... Lets wait and see. :)

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  Reply # 343416 20-Jun-2010 11:17
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better not be I'm looking forward to the new iPhone. Hopefully the Ipad lunch doesn't interfere with it.

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 343435 20-Jun-2010 12:52

Similar hype to last year and online orders held out for at least a day. I got my order in 7am on Friday (was up at midnight but the site wouldn't update to let me order) for delivery early on Saturday :).

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  Reply # 345461 26-Jun-2010 10:29
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Several on Trademe already...I have no idea how you could justify paying what they're asking though!!!
I'll be interested to see how they stagger the iPhone4 and iPad launch/es here though! 
:)

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  Reply # 345463 26-Jun-2010 10:52
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I don't think I'll be getting one, since there's this reception issue when 'held incorrectly' in the left hand.

I'm a left-hander you see... *sigh*




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  Reply # 345504 26-Jun-2010 13:41
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+1 I'm left handed too.. I was looking forward to this. I might wait for other manufacturers release. Good luck to early adopters. 

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  Reply # 345530 26-Jun-2010 15:49
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Use a "bumper" then. It makes sense and it works??





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  Reply # 345546 26-Jun-2010 16:41
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freitasm: NSFW language:




LOL





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  Reply # 345547 26-Jun-2010 16:42
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tomgeeknz: Use a "bumper" then. It makes sense and it works??


Where do you buy the 'bumpers' ?
 




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  Reply # 345571 26-Jun-2010 18:11
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They're just an accessory so will be available from wherever we can buy the iPhone 4.
Looks like you can fix the issue with Sellotape anyway....not that cool for such a nice device...I'm sure a firmware update can remedy it anyway.
As for the left-handers, I'm sure at some stage apple will release an update to cure that too lol

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